Tuesday, November 20, 2007
A Look Inside Nicole Richie's Baby Shower
On November 18th Nicole Richie and Joel Madden celebrated their impending arrival with family and friends at a Wizard of Oz-themed baby shower held at the Beverly Hills Hilton hotel. It was hosted by her mother, Brenda, her sister, Sophia, and her BFFs, Paris Hilton and Masha Gordon. Nicole who is due in January arrived in a blue-trimmed and was greeted by life-size replicas of all of the Oz characters (Dorothy, the tinman, the lion, the scarecrow and the Wicked Witch of the West). “It’s my favorite movie and has been ever since I can remember. It’s fantasy,” said Nicole of the big screen theme, brought to life by planner Mindy Weiss.
The celebration included touches like ruby slipper centerpieces, a yellow brick road lined with candy, and a live band performing tunes from the classic movie. The 90 guests included Paris and Nicky Hilton, Lauren Conrad, celeb DJ Samantha Ronson and Aussie singer Sophie Monk (Benji Madden’s fiancée ), Khloe Kardashian, designer Jenni Kayne and Rashida Jones. “It’s nice to be supported by your friends and family. There are people here I haven’t seen in so long.”
Nicole told her guests at the event, which also raised money for the newly-established Richie Madden Children’s Foundation. “It’s a really cool way we can celebrate our child’s life with something positive,” said Joel. “And celebrate other young couples who are just starting out and will enjoy all these things that people donated”. One thing the couple didn’t share with the crowd was whether they are expecting a boy or a girl. Also, it was the first of five baby showers Nicole plans to hold.
Check out some more pictures from the big event: